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Fire in the hold – Lipo batteries

With more and more people using devices that are powered by Lipo batteries, the safe carriage of these on aircraft is even more important.

Did you know that you are required to carry (transport) Lipo batteries with you in your carry on luggage, rather than check them into your suitcase that is carried in the baggage/cargo hold in the aircraft?

Why?

Its actually safer to have them with you where any changes to the battery condition can be monitored and dealt with (ie cooled with damp towels, fires extinguished etc), rather than relying on fire/smoke detectors and time-limited fire suppression systems in the cargo hold.

Watch the video below for more information on this and if in doubt always check with your chosen carrier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvxS3-0QzT4&list=UU3ytY1MCWiwMiSyO414izow